About Edirne

II. Beyazıt Kulliye (Kulliye: Ottoman Social Complex)

Museum is located at Darüşşifa section inside the II. Bayezid Kulliye. Kulliye is constructed by Sultan Bayezid II, son of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror. For centuries, medical residents were schooled, patients were cured, and the poor were fed. Mosque of this Kulliye, which is one of the most plain mosque of Islamic World, became an important worship place.


Edirne Palaces and Sarayiçi (Inside Palace)

 It possesses an area of 3.000.000 square meters. Even after the capital had been moved to Istanbul, it continued to attract sultans, and our sultans continued to reside here. Nowadays, Kırkpınar wrestlings are performed in this palace.


Adalet Kasrı (Palace of Justice)

Adalet Kasrı, constructed by Mimar Sinan by the order of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent at the year 1562, is made up of stone and conforms to Seljuk Architecture.


Alipaşa Bazaar (Grand Bazaar)

Alipaşa Bazaar, which is important for commercial life of Edirne, attracts native and foreign tourists, and there are 130 shops and 6 doors.


Bedesten Bazaar(Grand Bazaar)

Bedesten Bazaar was a dynamic shopping area at the time of the growth of the Ottoman Empire. There were several stores that sold valuable jewels in this bazaar. It still continues to be one of the dynamic bazaars today. Few marble masters in this city still perform their artisanships at this bazaar.


Arasta Bazaar

Arasta is defined as the section of the bazaar where shopkeepers doing the same work are clustered. Selimiye Arasta was constructed to yield money to the Selimiye Mosque. Bazaar was constructed by apprentice of Mimar Sinan, Davut aga after the mosque was constructed. Dome inside the building is known as prayer dome, because shopkeepers meet up here at every morning to take oath and to pray for doing better business.


Rüstempaşa Caravansary

Rüstempaşa Caravansary was given to Mimar Sinan at 1561 as a gift. There are 21 shops in this caravansary. These shops were established to provide income to Caravansary.


Sarayiçi Martyrdom of the Balkan War

This monument was constructed in the memory of 300.000 martyrs given at enemy invasion at the Balkan War, and 20.000 martyrs who was left without food and water at Sarayiçi at 1913.


Dolmenler – Menhirler (Sepulchures)

Selimiye Mosque

This monument, which was constructed by Mimar Sinan when he was at the age of 80, and which he referred to it as his masterpiece, was the highest achievement of Ottoman-Turkish architecture.


Eski Cami (Cami-i Atik – Ulu Mosque)

It is the oldest extant monumental structure constructed at the Ottoman era. It was constructed at 15th century.


Edirne Museum


Tunca Bridge

It is located on Tunca river. Its real name is Defterdar Ekmekçizade Ahmet Pasha Bridge. It is said that golds and silvers spend for constructing this bridge can fill the river. Architectural commentators qualify this ten cell bridge as unparalleled.


Meriç (Abdülmecit - New Bridge) Bridge

Construction of this bridge started with the command of Sultan Mahmud II, when he visited Edirne at 1832. At the time, there was a wooden bridge there. The construction of bridge started as late as 1842 at the era of Sultan Abdulmecit because of budget shortages, and finished at five years. It belongs to the Edirne’s latest Ottoman era architectural composition. It has 12 belts, and has a pretty appearance. It is said to have one of the best sunsets of the World.



Beyazid Bridge

It is one of the monuments of Mimar Hayrettin that decorates Edirne.


Turkish and İslamic Arts Museum

Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum is the first Museum about Turkish and

Islamic artworks and is the last museum opened at the era of the Ottoman Empire.


Lausanne Monument, Square and Museum

Lausanne Monument, Square and Museum, which is at Karaağaç at the district of Edirne, is used as a train station until 1972. Afterwards, it transferred to Trakya University and used as a recreational facility for several branches of Trakya University.

This monument was constructed in the memory of 300.000 martyrs given at enemy invasion at the Balkan War, and 20.000 martyrs who was left without food and water at Sarayiçi at 1913.



Dolmens – Menhirs (Sepulchures)